Avera Tyler gives FY2018 status report to council

February 6, 2019

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Avera Regional President Mary Maertens and Avera Tyler Administrator Allen Anderson gave their annual update to the Tyler City Council Monday evening.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

 
Members of the Tyler City Council were given a report on Avera Tyler from Avera Regional President Mary Maertens and Avera Tyler Administrator Allen Anderson at Monday’s regular monthly meeting. “Things have been fairly stable over the past year,” Anderson told the council. “We did have one change in providers. Marcia Kells gave her resignation right toward the end of the year. We were able to quickly replace her with Amanda Beer. She started with us on January 1st.”

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Injunction against RTR district dropped

February 6, 2019

The temporary injunction filed against the RTR School District has been dropped. The follow­ing statement has been issued by RTR Superintendent David Marlette:

RTR SUPT. STATEMENT ON LAWSUIT PROCEEDINGS:

As the community is already aware, the School District was served with a summons and complaint in a declaratory judg­ment action on Jan. 17, 2019. The plaintiffs in that action sought a temporary injunction to prevent the School District from con­ducting the upcoming special election from taking place. The School District opposed the mo­tion, and a hearing was sched­uled for Feb. 6, 2019…

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Baby it’s cold outside!

February 6, 2019

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Severe cold temperatures created dazzling atmospheric displays last week.

By Shelly Finzen
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Lincoln County saw some of the coldest temperatures in 20 years last week. The air temperature plunged to the negative 20s and 30s while the windchill values were as low as -53. While the region sees super cold temperatures most Januarys, it is not often that the cold lasts for several days.
According to the National Weather Service, the cold was caused by a polar vortex settling over the upper Midwest…

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Tyler men who served in WWI

February 6, 2019

By Michael Dale Thompson

According to my mili­tary research of Tyler newspaper articles on mi­crofilm at the MN History Center’ plus tombstone or military markers pictures at findagrave.com, almost 150 Tyler men served in World War I. Of this group five men “gave all:” Marius Madsen, John T Larson, Frede Ostergaard, Tom Scanlon and Anders Chris­tian “Chris” (A.C.) Hansen.
The first seven men sent to France were: Bernhard Beck, Einar Jorgensen, Carl E Olson, Fred Rix, Chas. Glynn, Billy Schnell and Harold Ostergaard.

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RTR Knights run over Flying Dutchmen 79 to 42

February 6, 2019

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Tucker Baune battles an Edgerton player for a rebound during Thursday’s home game.

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR Knights and the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen battled in basketball last Thursday in Tyler. Neither team had practiced for five days because of weather conditions. It did not seem to bother the Knight boys as they rolled to an im­pressive win.
The Knights, with the Hansen lads scoring all seven points, jumped to a quick 7-0 advantage…

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Lady Knights lose close affair against Tigers, 76-74

February 6, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls traveled to Springfield last Thurs­day to battle the Tigers in non-conference action. The Tigers are considered to be the top team in their section. After trailing at the break by a score of 47- 34, the Lady Knights made a game of it the second half to only lose by two points.
Coach Krause had these things to say about the game. “When you score 74 points you should win the game. Our defense was not that good in this one. At some point of a game we have to consider to get some stops. Yes, we had a long break without any practices, but defense should always be there when we need it. Hope­fully, our kids learn from this game.”

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Lady Knights win exciting battle with Lancers, 72-68

February 6, 2019

By Jim Kopel
Tribute Sports

The RTR girls played the Canby Lancers last Saturday in Canby and at the end the Lady Knights made enough free throws to pull out a rather inter­esting 72-68 victory. It was a rather ugly win for the team, as both teams made many mistakes during the action.
Kaleigh Carr scored five points early in the con­test to give the Knights a lead of four points…

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8th grade Geography Bee held

February 6, 2019

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Finalists in last week’s Geography Bee at RTR Middle School. From left to right in front are Xavier Koenig, Chase Christensen, Whitney Bruns (3rd place) and Eryn Kraft; in back are Brayden Appel, Jack Duus, Cody Lingen (2nd place), Caleb Harper (champion), Cody Wichmann and Matt Weber.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

The annual National Ge­ography Geobee was held last week in Jackie Hess’ 8th grade geography class at RTR Middle School. Fin­ishing in the top spot was Caleb Harper, with Cody Lingen and Whitney Bruns taking second and third place, respectively.

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Harriet Sorensen

February 6, 2019

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Harriet Kruse Sorensen, age 99 of Rivermead, Pe­terborough, New Hamp­shire, died Jan. 26 while lovingly attended and embraced by her daugh­ter and grandson. She was well cared for by the River­mead staff, as well.
Mrs. Sorensen was born in 1919 in Tyler to Sigurd and Sigrid (Linnet) Kruse. She grew up on a large dairy farm with her par­ents and six siblings. The town of Tyler was inhabit­ed by nearly all Danish im­migrants, and the primary language used by Harriet and others in the town was Danish. Although born in this country, she did not start speaking English until she was 12. She at­tended Danish elementary school, Børneskole, and graduated from Tyler High School.
Mrs. Sorensen attended Grand View Jr. College in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated in 1940. She then attended the Univer­sity of Minnesota. On Dec. 7, 1941 she left school to help with the war effort, working at a children’s daycare. In 1944 she mar­ried Robert H. Sorensen, whom she had met at Grand View Jr. College.
In 1955 they moved from Minnesota to Norwalk, then Wilton, Connecticut with their four children. Mrs. Sorensen was de­voted to the care of her family and children. She also faithfully served as a volunteer for 25 years at the Norwalk, Connecticut hospital.
Six grandchildren and two great-grandchil­dren were a great joy to her. The grandchildren are Soren Wills of Hancock, New Hampshire, Phillip Sorensen of Jerusalem, Israel, Katy Sorensen of Holliston, Massachusetts, Amy Sorensen Sharvit of Jerusalem, Israel, Ty­ler Wills of Marblehead, Massachusetts, and Scott Sorensen of Colchester, Connecticut. The great-grandchildren, Netanel and Ben Sharvit, live in Israel. The grandchildren especially enjoyed being all together, staying three or four days each summer with their grandparents (and parents) for “swim camp.” Mrs. Sorensen planned many special ac­tivities for all of them and provided lots of healthy and appetizing meals. The Sorensens also enjoyed many good times skiing, hiking and swimming with family and friends at their vacation home, Birkehus, in Rockingham, Vermont.
In 1996, Mrs. Sorensen and her husband moved to Rivermead, a full-service lifetime retirement com­munity in Peterborough, New Hampshire, where they were residents since the first opening of the community. They found the life there very fulfill­ing and meaningful as they moved through the stages of independent living to assisted living, memory care and nursing care. The staff at Rivermead often commented on how posi­tive Mrs. Sorensen was in her outlook no matter what her physical or medi­cal challenges. She in turn had high praise for all of those from Rivermead who helped her.
Mrs. Sorensen was pre­deceased by her husband, Robert H. Sorensen, and a son, Mark Sorensen. She had six siblings who all pre-deceased her. Survi­vors include her daughter Anitra Sorensen of Han­cock, New Hamposhire, and two sons, Scott So­rensen of Las Vegas, Ne­vada, and Lyle Sorensen of Norfolk, Massachusetts. She also had six grandchil­dren and two great-grand­children (listed above).
In lieu of flowers, me­morial donations may be made in Harriet Sorensen’s name to Rivemead Com­munity Fund, 150 River­mead Road, Peterborough, NH 0348.
To share memories or a photo with Harriet’s family please visit her permanent online memorial page at www.cournoyerfh.com

Willie Oltmans

February 6, 2019

Willie H. Oltmans, age 92 of Luverne, formerly of Lake Benton, passed away on Feb. 1 at the Min­nesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
Arrangements are currently pending with Hartquist Funeral Home– Lake Benton Chapel. To view Willie’s full life his­tory or sign an online registry please visit www. hartquistfuneral.com.